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K'gari
(Fraser Island)

Day Tour

New Full-day Tours Resuming From 1 September 2024.

Departing Rainbow Beach & Noosa - Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays.

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Discover for yourself why K’Gari (Fraser Island) is a World Heritage listed icon and a memorable highlight for many travellers! With ancient towering rain forest that grows from sand, crystal clear freshwater lakes inviting you to swim and unique Australian wildlife, K'gari (Fraser Island) is a wonder not to be missed.

Highlights:

  • Drive the 75 Mile Beach 'highway'

  • Soak in Eli Creek

  • Visit the SS Maheno shipwreck

  • Swim in Boorangoora (Lake McKenzie)

  • Venture through ancient rainforests at Pile Valley
    & Central Station

  • Wanggoolba Creek

  • Spot wild Wangari (dingo), wild dolphins & dugongs


Tour Inclusions:

  • Knowledgeable and experienced tour guide

  • Transport in an air-conditioned purpose-built 4WD vehicle

  • Pickup and drop off in Noosa or Rainbow Beach

  • Morning & afternoon tea

  • Lunch and drinks (most dietary requirements can be catered for if mentioned at the time of booking)

  • Return ferry to K'gari (Fraser Island) ​

  • National Park Entrance Fees & Permits

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K'gari (Fraser Island) Day Tour Itinerary:
 

Make the most of the day with an early start from Noosa (pick-ups from 5.45am). Drive 1.5 hours North to our last pick-up location, at the sleepy coastal town of Rainbow Beach. After checking that everyone has what they need for the day, it’s a short drive to meet our ferry at Inskip Point. Pay attention; the short cruise is a great opportunity to spot dolphins, dugongs, and other marine life before reaching the World Heritage-listed K’Gari (Fraser Island).

 

We head North along the island’s ‘Beach Highway’, 75 Mile Beach. We spend time at the un-missable Eli Creek, then travel along the coastline to the SS Maheno Shipwreck. After learning about the shipwreck’s colourful past, we head inland, meandering along some of the many tracks before arriving at Boorangoora (Lake McKenzie). Take your time to chill out or have a swim in the refreshing, crystal-clear waters. This is one of Australia's most stunning and photographed locations.

 

It's time to head to the old logging headquarters at Central Station, where your guide will provide some information about the logging history, towering rainforests, and the special silent waters of Wanggoolba Creek. Take the optional 1.8km walk through the rainforest along the creek and meet the guide at Pile Valley. From Pile Valley, we let the vehicle do all the work as we drive back out to the Eastern Beach along 75 Mile Beach to catch the ferry.

We drop off any passengers staying at Rainbow Beach before our drive back to Noosa, arriving at approximately 6-7 pm.

 

Please Note: the tides may impact the times that the ferry arrives and departs K’Gari (Fraser Island), so that may also impact the length of the time you spend at each of the attractions listed in the itinerary above. The order of destinations may also be affected by the tides. Your guide will advise you on the day of travel.

*Please note K'gari (Fraser Island) Day tour is a 4WD experience, which may not be suitable for all travellers.  Guests are asked to please view our FAQs page for more information regarding this tour and to see if this tour is right for you.

Pick up & Departures:

Pickups & Departure Times:

 

The tour departs from Rainbow Beach, with add-on shuttle options from Noosa to Rainbow Beach (before the tour) and Rainbow to Noosa (after the tour).


Pickup times start at 5.45 am in Noosa*. 

 

Pickup in Rainbow Beach is 8 am*.

Passengers returning to Rainbow Beach can expect to be dropped off around 4:30 p.m., and passengers departing Noosa can expect to be dropped off around 7 p.m.


Departure Days:
 

SEP-NOV 2024: Tuesdays & Saturdays

DEC 2024 – MAR31 2025: Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays

What to Bring:

  • Wear comfortable clothing and footwear

  • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen

  • Swimwear and towel for those wishing to swim

  • Refillable water bottle

  • Camera

  • Small day bags only

Adult 

$279 (Pick up & drop off in Rainbow Beach)

$299 (Shuttle pick up & drop off in Noosa)

$289 (Shuttle pick up in Noosa & drop off in Rainbow Beach, or reverse)

 

Child (8-17 years of age at the time of travel)

$249 (Pick up & drop off in Rainbow Beach)

$269 (Shuttle pick up & drop off in Noosa)

$259 (Shuttle pick up in Noosa & drop off in Rainbow Beach, or reverse)

Minimum age 8+

All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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Keeping K’Gari Pristine:
 

K’Gari Discovery Adventures is committed to keeping the island pristine. All rubbish from the tour will be kept in the touring vehicle and removed from K’Gari upon our return to Rainbow Beach. We will provide separate bins for recyclable products and general waste.

 

Our environmentALLY conscious travellers:
 

We recognize that many of our passengers think like us and want a World Heritage-listed destination to remain beautiful for generations to come. Discovery K’Gari Adventures has recently committed to providing a third bin, which will be used to collect rubbish and debris found on the beach and walking trails. You may encounter some debris or rubbish during one of the many short walks. We encourage you to collect this rubbish, carry it with you until you return to the vehicle and place it in our bin. We can all make a difference!

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